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August Update from Delta Institute

08.18.17 | Announcements

In this month’s Update, we share a collection of stories from coal plant communities in transition to an economy without their local plant, introduce you to Driven Doer Brenda Palms Barber, and announce the appointment of Cindy Winland as Senior Fellow.

Delta Institute Appoints Senior Fellow to Lead Coal Transition Work

08.17.17 | Announcements

Delta Institute CEO Bill Schleizer is pleased to announce the appointment of Cindy Winland to the advisory role of Senior Fellow. As a Senior Fellow, Cindy will focus exclusively on providing support to coal-impacted communities in their transition away from fossil fuels. Since 2012, Delta has been instrumental in helping coal plant communities prepare for the closure and potential reuse…More

Driven Doer: Brenda Palms Barber

08.16.17 | Announcements

Welcome to our Driven Doer series! Every month, we highlight the passionate, motivated people who help advance Delta’s mission of achieving a resilient Great Lakes environment and economy. Meet Brenda Palms Barber, Executive Director of the North Lawndale Employment Network (NLEN), an urban workforce development agency, and Founding CEO of Sweet Beginnings, LLC, a social enterprise using urban beekeeping to…More

Real stories of coal communities in transition

08.16.17 | Announcements

Written by Reyna Basa, Communications Intern The use of coal plants and coal-based energy sources is dwindling in the United States as plants close every year due to pressures from environmental groups and communities, aging infrastructure, the increase in cost of pollution control upgrades, and plants being economically uncompetitive with other forms of energy. As the U.S. energy market shifts…More

National Guard to Demolish Vacant Structures in Gary, IN

08.10.17 | In the News

This NWI times article explains how the National Guard will help Gary meet its goal of demolishing hundreds of abandoned structures this year. The Guard is anticipated to demolish 22 structures next month. Earlier this year, the Gary Redevelopment Commission demolished a large former church that was adjacent to the future site of Steel City Salvage, a Delta Initiative.

Meet our 2017 Summer Interns!

08.02.17 | Announcements

Written by Reyna Basa, Communications Intern Every summer, a new cohort of interns supply fresh energy and perspective to the team through their work across many different projects. Meet our Summer 2017 Intern Team! Claire Costelloe Jeff Metcalfe Summer Intern Naperville, Illinois University of Chicago Claire Costelloe is one of two Jeff Metcalfe Summer Interns with Delta. She first learned…More